Pyke v. Cuomo, 07-0334
District court's grant of summary judgment to defendants on plaintiffs' claim that defendants' response to a period of violent unrest on an Indian reservation violated their equal protection rights is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs failed to show that defendants' actions constituted an express racial classification; and 2) plaintiffs failed to provide sufficient evidence of racially discriminatory intent and impact.
- Decided 05/27/2009
- Published 05/27/2009
PER CURIAM:, Before: CALABRESI and WESLEY, Circuit Judges, and DRONEY, District Judge.
United States Second Circuit
David A. Barrett (Jeffrey S. Shelly, on the brief) Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, Albany, N.Y., for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Frank Brady, Assistant Solicitor General (Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General, and Andrew D. Bing, Deputy Solicitor General, on the brief), for Andrew M. Cuomo, Attorney General of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y., for Defendants-Appellees Thomas A. Constantine, Robert B. Leu, and Ronald R. Brooks., Lawrence O. Kamin (Lisa D. Bentley, on the brief) Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, N.Y., for Defendant-Appellee Mario Cuomo.